Cru Cellars recently launched a revamped menu at their original MacDill location (they also have a location at Armature Works) and invited a few members of Tampa’s foodie scene to test it out this past week. Chef Sloane Wilkins has been a part of the “Cru Crew” for 5 years and recently took on the position of Executive Chef. She has done a great job creating the new menu and I highly recommend Cru for your next date night or girls night out spot.
Cru’s wine program is also really amazing. They focus on unique, small production wines and with 5 sommeliers on staff, you’re guaranteed a great recommendation! I loved the red wine we tasted during the dinner, it was a Malbec from the Bio Bio Valley in Chile made from vines that had been untouched since the nineteenth century. Owner & sommelier, Jen Bingham, said that wine specifically was a great representation of what they look to include in their wine program.
So here is the run down of the tasting menu we had, I can’t wait to go back!
Roasted Beet Salad
with mixed greens, chevre, pepitas, fennel, and balsamic vinaigrette
with jalapeño ranch
with citrus, ginger, scallion sauce, and a warm parsnip salad
Moules et Frites
with goat cheese, white wine, and frites
with ricotta, walnut cream sauce, and sautéed spinach
filet mignon, frites, and house bearnaise
homemade chocolate and cinnamon ice cream with fudge sauce
This Babe Eats was invited to dine in exchange for an honest review and opinion.